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3 ways podcasting can make you a more engaged academic

National Podcast Day is 30th September and is a day dedicated to promoting podcasting worldwide through education and public […]

Book Review: Walter Benjamin and the Media by Jaeho Kang

In Walter Benjamin and the Media, Jaeho Kang strikes a near perfect balance between biographical narrative and theoretical analysis. In doing […]

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    Book Review: The Unruly PhD: Doubts, Detours, Departures, and Other Success Stories by Rebecca Peabody

Book Review: The Unruly PhD: Doubts, Detours, Departures, and Other Success Stories by Rebecca Peabody

This book is a useful and comforting resource for anyone interested in understanding how individuals get through their PhD […]

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    Book Review: The Food History Reader: Primary Sources edited by Ken Albala

Book Review: The Food History Reader: Primary Sources edited by Ken Albala

The Food History Reader is a very welcome addition to the field of food history and will serve as a […]

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    Reading List: 4 essential books to read for the People’s Climate March

Reading List: 4 essential books to read for the People’s Climate March

This weekend cities around the world hosted the People’s Climate March to raise awareness of climate change and to […]

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    Book Review: Bargaining with a Rising India: Lessons from the Mahabharata by Amrita Narlikar and Aruna Narlikar

Book Review: Bargaining with a Rising India: Lessons from the Mahabharata by Amrita Narlikar and Aruna Narlikar

The need to negotiate effectively with India is only growing as its power rises, and in the literature on […]

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Our Autumn 2014 call for reviewers closed on 19th September. A new call will be issued in December 2014.

The best bookshops in Berlin

Evan Easton-Calabria is a research assistant at the Oxford Department of International Development. In this post she talks us through the best […]

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    Book Review: “I’m Sorry For What I Have Done”: The Language of Courtroom Apologies by M. Catherine Gruber

Book Review: “I’m Sorry For What I Have Done”: The Language of Courtroom Apologies by M. Catherine Gruber

This book examines 52 apologetic allocutions produced during federal sentencing hearings, and analyses how words and phrases can influence […]

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    Book Review: Antipolitics in Central European Art by Klara Kemp-Welch

Book Review: Antipolitics in Central European Art by Klara Kemp-Welch

Spanning a period punctuated by landmark events from the crushing of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 to the birth […]

The best bookshops in Prague

Nikola Balaš is a PhD candidate in ethnology at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. In this post, he tells […]

The best bookshops in Brussels

Laura Gómez-Mera is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Miami. In this post she […]

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    Book Review: Sex, Crime and Literature in Victorian England by Ian Ward

Book Review: Sex, Crime and Literature in Victorian England by Ian Ward

The Victorians worried about many things, prominent among their worries being the ‘condition’ of England and the ‘question’ of […]

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    Book Review: Underground Sociabilities: Identity, Culture, and Resistance in Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas, by Sandra Jovchelovitch and Jacqueline Priego-Hernandez

Book Review: Underground Sociabilities: Identity, Culture, and Resistance in Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas, by Sandra Jovchelovitch and Jacqueline Priego-Hernandez

Dedicated to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, to their people and their history, Underground Sociabilities showcases research into […]